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Admissions

The Ideal English School does not have a deadline for applications.

The Ideal English School does not have a deadline for applications, as we are happy to process admissions interviews and tests as long as we have places available in our classes. Admission to The Ideal English School is based upon entrance tests/interviews, previous school records, the student's application. New students will be admitted according to Board policy.

  • Age eligibility (see below)
  • Entrance tests results
  • Parents interview
  • Previous school records
  • Completed reference form filled by previous school
  • Others based on date of application

The first step toward being considered for enrollment at IES is to complete our online application form and upload all relevant documents.

If your application is short-listed, you will be notified of the entrance exam date, which take place throughout the year as places become available or during the Spring (March/April) of each academic year.

Entrance Exams/Interviews
  • Copy of your online application confirmation
  • Entrance exam fee of 550QR (non-refundable)
Physical Disability

The Ideal English School facilities can not meet the needs of those who have serious physical disabilities.

Students with Special Needs

The Ideal English School believes that all students should be able to follow our mainstream program. The term 'mild learning difficulties' is used to describe students with below average or above average intelligence. This is reflected in a slow rate of maturation, reduced learning capacity and inadequate social skills. Students with mild learning difficulties need to be able to participate in the major portion of the regular academic program. In certain instances students with mild learning difficulties may benefit from slightly modified approaches in the classroom, using a range of teaching styles and techniques. However, The Ideal English School does not have the resources to accommodate significant or multiple modifications.

Students demonstrating low achievement or extreme difficulty with mainstream work will be referred to the Student Support Team for evaluation. After an assessment has been completed the Student Support Team will make recommendations, in the best interest of the student, to the Head of School; who will consult with the parents concerning the recommendations of the Student Support Team. Academic probation procedures will also be followed.

Parents must provide all documentation concerning previous assessment, or any past history of learning difficulties, with their admissions application. Failure to disclose such information may result in a student being asked to withdraw from school. Should it be found that the Student Support Team recommends that a student be evaluated for either intelligence or learning difficulties, the parents are obliged to have the evaluation completed in a timely manner, and advice will be given on whom to contact for these evaluations. Financial responsibility for these tests will lie with the parents. Failure to do so could also result in the student being asked to withdraw from The Ideal English School.

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Early Years and KS1 (Infants)
  • For Year 1, we would expect a child to know his/her 24 sounds and 52 high frequency words and blend some CVC words in English and we would expect a child to be able to count to 20, to recognise all the numerals from 1 to 20, recognise 2-D shapes, and to be able to add up and subtract to 5 in Mathematics.
  • For Year 2, we would expect a child to be on level 1B in English and level 1A in Mathematics.
  • For Year 3, we would expect a child to be on level 2C in English and 2B in Mathematics.
KS2 (Juniors)
  • For Year 4, we would expect a child to be on level 2B in English and level 2A in Mathematics.
  • For Year 5, we would expect a child to be on level 3C in English and level 3B in Mathematics.
  • For Year 6, we would expect a child to be on level 3A in English and 4C in Mathematics.
  • For Year 7, we would expect a child to be on level 4C in English and 4B in Mathematics
KS3 (Secondary)
  • For Year 8, we would expect a child to be on level 4B in English and 4A in Mathematics.
  • For Year 5, we would expect a child to be on level 3C in English and level 3B in Mathematics.
  • For Year 6, we would expect a child to be on level 3A in English and 4C in Mathematics.
  • For Year 7, we would expect a child to be on level 4C in English and 4B in Mathematics
AS-level

Our AS-level coordinator will interview students (new or existing) wishing to enroll on the AS-level programme. Students wishing to enroll on the AS-level course must have one of the following:

  • A minimum of 4 I/GCSE grades A*-C (at least B in English as a Second language paper) or:
English Requirements
  • First language Speakers: First language Paper 3 directed writing and Composition 26/50 Grade C
  • Second language speakers as Entrance examination is English as a Second Language Extended Paper
  • Students should complete exercises 6 &7 and then attempt other questions 57/84 Grade B
Mathematics Requirements
  • CIE Mathematics examination Extended paper, Pass Mark 60%
International Baccalaureate Diploma

Our IB coordinator will interview students (new or existing) wishing to enroll on the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students wishing to enroll on the IB programme must have one of the following:

  • A minimum of 5 I/GCSE grades A*-C (at least B in English as a First language paper) or:
Maths Requirements
  • CIE Maths examination Extended paper, Pass Mark 60%.
Year 11 and Year 13

Students will not be accepted into Year 11 or Year 13 unless exceptional circumstances are in place. All of these cases will only be after personal interview with Head of Secondary or Deputy Head.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

The age of the applicant is an important factor in determining year group placement. Students enrolling in the Pre-school program shall be (3) years of age on or before September 1 of the year of admission. Students must be three years of age and potty-trained (see our Early Years Toileting Policy) for entrance to Pre-school. Students enrolling in Reception shall be (4) years of age on or before September 1 of the year of admission. Where previous school records indicate that a student has already attended a British school style pre-school or Reception, yet the student does not meet the IES age requirements, the student may be placed in Pre-school/Reception for observation to determine appropriate placement. For clearly compelling educational reasons, exceptions may be made.

YEAR GROUP AGE
Year 1 5 Years
Year 2 6 Years
Year 3 7 Years
Year 4 8 Years
Year 5 9 Years
Year 6 10 Years
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